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PBS
Aug 22, 2013 3:00pm PDT
look at the personalities driving the politics and gridlock in washington with two authors and veteran political journalists: robert draper and mark leibovich. >> you do wonder, when people are in office, when people are in power, who are they really working for? are they in it to serve the public good, or are they in it for self-service? >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> suarez: president obama took aim at the soaring cost of college today with an ambitious plan to rate schools and link tuition prices to federal financial aid. >> a higher education is
Comedy Central
Aug 21, 2013 7:25pm PDT
that free press has had quite a high price tag. >> the "washington post," the city's legendary yet struggling newspaper sold to one of the country's wealthiest men, amazon.com chairman jeff bezos. >> the "washington post" is is now owned by the head of amazon and its 14 print subscribers are already noticing one difference because the paper now comes in ludicrously wasteful packaging. but i will say they've made it much easier to return the news if you don't like it. still, this acquisition raises some big questions. first, how do you pronounce that guy's name? (pronouncing it differently n) i don't know. secondly, are you sure that this is a good investment? >> for 0 years the "washington post" has been owned by the grand family earning a reputation for top investigative journalism. but like most papers, it struggled over the past ten years. >> its circulation is half what it was in '93. >> it lost more than $50 million last year. >> john: oh, my god. i think i get it. this is just bezos' car wash. it's a front for a massive meth operation. say his name it's he euvment senbezos. s
CBS
Aug 22, 2013 6:00am EDT
, august 22nd. a live look at the sun looks up over the washington, d.c. region. another humid day. good morning everyone i am sarah simmo simmons. >> and i am wisdom martin. time to bring the tucker barnes for the weather. >> warm and humidity with temperatures expected to top out upper 80s maybe 90. we have been getting close to 90. a few scattered storms will which change up the weather pattern for the weekend. >> okay. >> radar showers overnight eastern maryland. i haven't been down to the beach this summer. >> you have been all over the country. >> i have been one or two places. >> you need a quick road trip before school. [laughter]. bethany dealing with light showers. 74 reagan national. temperatures expected again upper 80s near 90. scattered storms by 4:00 p.m. >> thank you, tuck er. >> let's check on jeff newman. >> sky fox accident on the left side at 109 in hyattstown. that is the southbound side to the right. northbound defected as well. once passed that juncture to fredricksburg. you are at a better pace, through prince georges county, no accidents reported typical vo
MSNBC
Aug 22, 2013 5:00am EDT
, people from all over will gather to celebrate. melissa mollet is in washington with the latest. >> reporter: good morning. nice to see you. that's right, this really has been in the works for years. now the count on is on dozens of events planned for this weekend and into next week here in washington. two major marches rallied as crews continued to prepare the area by the lincoln memorial. that's where hundreds of thousands gathered for the march 50 years ago. renovations to the mlk memorial done just in time for the festivities. the president is set to honor the anniversary on the very steps where he stood in 1963. the main commemoration will take place this saturday. tens of thousands of people expected to travel from all over the country to rally at the lincoln memorial. >> melissa mollett in washington, thanks very much for that. >>> and now for our weather forecast. >> i find it interesting that we ran out of money for the fires. >> a lot of fires burning. >> but it hasn't especially been all that bad? i was looking up the stats. we have 51 fires burning across the country
WHUT
Aug 22, 2013 6:00am EDT
telÉfono y contacte a su compaÑÍa para verificar si son ellos.. en washington dc lilian mass univision .. en el tercer dia del juicio contra el guatemalteco acusado de asesinar a una joven estudiante, el jurado escucho la confesion de julio blanco garcia... silvana quiroz ha estado siguiendo el caso y se encuentra en vivo desde la corte en fairfax..silvana.. el soldado que filtro datos confidenciales de estados unidos fue sentenciado hoy.. bradley manning recibio la condena de 35-aÑos en prision por divulgar miles de documentos secretos militares y diplomaticos a wikileaks... durante la audiencia, manning de 25-aÑos no mostro reaccion al escuchar el veredicto del juez...manning fue declarado culpable el mes pasado de 20-cargos, incluyendo seis por espionaje... el proximo 28 de agosto, se celebrara el 50- aniversario de la marcha en washington en donde martin luther king jr. proclamo su famoso discurso "tengo un sueÑo".. organizaciones comunitarias dicen que los derechos migratorios son parte del legado que dejo dicha marcha en 1963... fernando pizarro nos tiene los detalles.. tengo
CBS
Aug 21, 2013 11:00pm EDT
, you have only to talk to people who were not alive or only toddlers when king marched in washington. >> alot of racism, blacks weren't allowed with the whites and they barely could do anything. >> it's important to me because dr. martin luther king was like a mentor to me, coming up in school and i like him, i have a dream that some day we all could come together -fplgt/ we are not all the way there, but we are on our way. >>reporter: this week's events include a march on saturday that retraces the 196 3 march for jobs and freedom. there will be a march on the day of the actual anniversary are, wednesday, august 28th. president obama will speak that day on the stepbs of the lincoln memorial. >> we will be covering all of it, karen gray houston, thank you. >>> we are prepared, we are ready and we will provide whatever emergency medical services we are called upon on the 24th and the 28th, if needed. >> city leaders want everyone to know they are ready for the unexpected. fencing is already up around the national mall to keep pedestrian and vehicle traffic moving without safety issues
CBS
Aug 22, 2013 5:00am EDT
march on washington. it managed to stay open durling the race riots and the five years of metro construction whet business was almost nonexistence. bill cosby has been and u2's frontman bono and president barack obama who came here juste ten days before his historic h inauguration as well. a lot of people in washington d.c. when they are making an historic trip here dignitaries as well. nick lar sarkozy was here. they feel like they have to mako a stop at ben's chili bowl. alie passed away four years ago. he was able to witness the restaurant's 50th anniversary and receive a key to the city. so much touchstones here in washington, d.c. right at this t very spot. the celebration begins at 10:000 this morning but i'm told it's going to continue. big street celebration, a party all day long. it's going to go until 7:00 this evening. wisdom and sarah there's a a couple of giveaways, too. lots of things for the public tb be able to participate in here. back to you. >> it should be a fun time. giving away a few half smokes will make people happeny. >> gotta love that. thank you very m
CW
Aug 21, 2013 10:00pm CDT
a sac fly in the fifth. that tied the game at the time. 11-6 washington. belt-high four-seamer. he is like the anti-craig stammen. at his best up in the zone. tell themselves to get the ball down on clippard. had to say get the ball up. len: he has some deception. over the top.h watch how he throws his elbow comes in the air and right over the top. don't get a long look at him. and a miss. 96.but it probably felt like j.d.: a little late getting started. if you be interesting are a pitching coach or somebody interviewing time similar not soon hum pitch you will ask him i will throw a about league average and throw best of your knowledge of them pretty straight 92 miles high and i will throw some change-ups about 84 about belt high. pitching coach would say son you are out of your mind you can't big ve like that in the leagues. watch him pitch long enough and fine alize it works just for him. his change-up is so good he can the d to throw it up in zone. len: watkins missed the change-up. len: suzuki had been able to cleanly that would have been a strikeout. instead it is just a foul
MSNBC
Aug 22, 2013 9:00am PDT
harry truman said if you want a friend in washington, get a dog. president obama did so this week with the addition of sunny, another portuguese water dog, companion to bo and one of the few bright spots in the dog days of summer. joining me today, correspondent for "the guardian" anna marie cox and former director of speech writing for the president -- i can't get the words out, i'm so excited, columnist for the daily beast and co-founder of fenway strategies, jon favreau and "washington post" columnist and msnbc political columnist eugene robinson. joining us now is chuck todd who is also, of course, host of msnbc's "the daily rundown." before we get into the actual policy here, i want to talk about the sort of bird's-eye view as far as what the president is doing on this great middle class tour if you will. to me it seems like he's trying to build up as much political capital as possible before he gets back to washington. what do you think he's trying to do? >> i think he's trying to talk about what people around kitchen tables are talking about, right? this has been the great
PBS
Aug 21, 2013 5:30pm PDT
we continue our look back at the march on washington 50 years on. tonight, reflections from one of its organizers, congresswoman eleanor holmes norton. >> it was startling to see so many people come. and i remember standing at the lincoln memorial, looking out. look, looking out was what was the sight for me, because i could not see the last person. >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> suarez: the syrian government pounded rebel areas outside the capital, damascus, early today, and antigovernment activists said some rockets included chemical weapons that killed hundreds of people. .(children shouting/crying) women and children shielded their faces with handkerchiefs. while victims-- writhing in pain-- gasped for air,some foaming at the mouth. these amateur videos-- all posted on
WHUT
Aug 22, 2013 6:00pm EDT
washington, claudia uceda, univision y recuerdan al soldado quien fue sentenciado ayer a 35-aÑos en prision por filtrar informacion confidencial a wikileaks... brandley manning ahora tiene planes de vivir como una mujer y se llamara chelsea.. manning esta pidiendo comenzar una terapia hormonal lo antes posible..este anuncio su decison hoy en un comunicado pidiendo que lo llamen por su nuevo nombre.. manning dice que es una mujer, atrapada en el cuerpo de un hombre..y que se ha sentido de esa manera desde su niÑez...abogados defensores presentaron como evidencia una fotografia en el cual el soldado tenia una peluca rubia y lapiz labial.... la administracion del presidente obama anuncio hoy su plan para hacer mas accesible la educacion universitaria en el pais... busca que se evaluen los costos de las carreras universitarias y tambien el nivel de la deuda de los estudiantes... fernando pizarro nos amplia.. en buffalo, nueva york, el presidente propuso reformar como se ranquea a las universidades basandose en si los costos cada vez mas altos valen la pena para los estudiantes y sus familias.
MSNBC
Aug 22, 2013 4:00pm EDT
priority. i've got to say it's not always washington's priority. a good job with good wages, a good education, a home of your own, cornerstones of what it means to be middle class. what's become a barrier, the soaring cost of higher education. this country is only as strong as our next generation. if you work hard, study hard, and are responsible, here in america, you can make it if you try. >>> even as this pecks increasingly crucial to get into the middle class, the cost of a college education is going further and further out of reach. with the average student borrower graduating more than $26,000 in dead. at the university of buffalo today, the president said that has to change. >> higher education is still the best ticket to upward mobility. if we don't do something about keeping it within reach, it will create problems for economic mobility for generations to come. that's not acceptable. >>> to help make that change hahn happen, the president is propose a plan to tie federal aid to the schools offering, using a variety of metrics to reward the schools helping students from all
CBS
Aug 22, 2013 7:00am EDT
march to take place on 9/11 right here in washington. we are going to tell you about the controversy it is generating when we come back. time now is 7:12. the nest has been getting a little too quiet of late. so i decided it was time to find some real harmony with nature. [ screaming ] whoo! oh, yeah. elmo! [ howling ] mmm! [ eagle chirps ] [ train whistles ] [ bird chirping ] [ screaming ] [ tuba bellows ] whoa. hey! [ screaming ] [ snoring ] music to mom's ears. we may live in houses, but we're born for busch gardens. that you may not have time to roll out dough for a perfectly flaky crust that's made from scratch. or enough time to mix vegetables with all white meat chicken and a homemade gravy. she knows you may not have a moment to crimp the edges of your favorite chicken pot pie. but marie callender's does. and when she's done, all you need to do is find time to grab someone special, sit down, and savor. marie callender's. it's time to savor. ♪ >> we want to say thank you for everyone that is sharing their back to school pictures. this is savion. this is the first day of kinderg
CSPAN
Aug 22, 2013 7:00am EDT
. the washington post reports this morning this comes as americans are trying to improve their income by going back to school to improve skills. bradley manning sentence that should it for information given to wikileaks. he was given 35 years. what do you think about the sentence? 31 people commenting so far. we want to ask you about the sentence. was it too lenient or appropriate? we want to hear from you this morning. -- here is how you can weigh in this morning. twitter is available to you. you can also send as emails. the new yorkrom times. bradley manning escorted into court wednesday for the maryland retreat in maryland. it shows a picture of him with the headline. manning giving sentence 35 years for lookeaking. then gives youe a little bit of perspective. there have been a series of opinions in the sentence that was handed down yesterday. you may have opinions of your own. here is how you can share them with us. if you live outside the united states, if you could also give us opinion on that. he made a statement and thoughts known on the release yesterday saying reprima
SFGTV
Aug 22, 2013 1:30pm PDT
observance of the 50th anniversary of the march on washington which took place august 28th, 1963. i was there in the crowd, leading a delegation of over 50 students from my alma mater, morehouse college when i was a student there. martin luther king, jr., was my mentor and jail mate. he taught only one class in his lifetime, and that was at morehouse the semesters of 1961, '62, a seminar in social philosophy. when i sat at his feet, one thing that impressed me most about his lectures was one concept that was advanced by dr. black man at boston university, of personalism. that idea that all persons in this crusted earth are important, are endued with worth and dignity. and in a government of civil society, we should accord all peoples, those services and amenities that will enable them to develop as fully matured persons. unfortunately, friends, because of the dark past of this nation, not too often african americans have experienced receiving those services that should have been ours which are [speaker not understood] and afforded for all american citizens. i wish to say that it's good
Al Jazeera America
Aug 22, 2013 3:00am EDT
the u.n. or come to washington. >> what purpose is it to go to the u.n. and then drop down here without the head of state thing and it will be everything except the grill. >> two men from iran have been jailed in teheran after a failed bomb plot. he was found guilty of attempted murder and sentenced to a term in prison about. >>> won the disputed election with 61% of the vote against 34% for the opposition. the ceremony was delayed after his opponent gan changarai. >> the united states has placed sanctions on a ridges school in northwest pakistan. , traveled to northwest prak stan where he gained exclusive access to the medrasa. >> this according to the u.s. government, is a terrorist training sister -- center where terrorists are convinced to carry out attacks. also accused of providing financial support to groups like queastled anal qaeda and the tae u.s. department of treasury has placed sanctions again the school. >> it is the first time of providing any american with any business asset with it and freezes any of its assets that come under u.s. jurisdiction. in what can only
CBS
Aug 22, 2013 5:00pm EDT
39% from 2009. >> ben's chili bowl washington's most treasured eating establishment is celebrating the 55th anniversary. the anniversary comes as the nation is also taking note of another historic date.st 50th anniversary of the march on washington. >> jesse jackson and bill cosbyn tw ao icons in the african-american community and icons for all of us, frankly spoke with karen gray houstonn with more on the march. >> both are outspoken in theirn own special way. both had thoughts on why 50 years later, the march on washington and martin luther king's dream is still important. >> hundreds showed up to say t happy birthday to ben and snap a picture of the venerable bill cosby and chant the traditionalo chant with jesse jackson. >> i am somebody!wi >> somebody. >> i am somebody! >> it was also obvious this week's march anniversary is a headliner, too.r, >> we tracked jesse jackson down in the crowd and shouted interviews while on top of a live truck.live jackson is a professional marcher and started grabbing headlines when he began working with martin luther king. he likes to say this
CSPAN
Aug 22, 2013 1:00am EDT
came from a powerful family. grew up in washington, d c -- d.c. she knew dolley madison when she was a little girl. they went to st. john's church on lafayette square. when she was 5-10 years old, she knew dolly madison. her father was a very famous naval commandants who took a ship on a commercial ship that went down. it was an act of bravery because he made sure that all the passengers on board got off a first. his widow and his daughter, their only child, then living in new york city were given all sorts of awards, a monument to him at annapolis naval academy. alan arthur is really interesting. she does not become first lady, but she influences the administration. very similar to racial jackson jacksonl the way that she was the ghost, the memory of her. chester arthur made several appointments, four we know of, specifically of people who had known his wife. one was a cousin in the office of the attorney general made assistant attorney general. another was in the treasury. it was very controversial that he named the superintendent of the naval academy, he appointed a friend of theirs
ABC
Aug 22, 2013 4:00am PDT
washington with the latest. >>> back to class where a gunman opened fire. as the wild 911 call to police. >> i'm in the front office. ooh, he just went outside and started shooting. >> this morning, a new look at what was happening amid that chaos. >>> water and trees swallowed into a slurry. dramatic video showing the furious force of nature. >>> and these sunbathers get quite the surprise when something strange comes ashore. >>> good morning thursday morning. we begin with the threat of more political turmoil in egypt. >> the country's hard line former leader, hosni mubarak, is expected to sun walk free from his prison. his release could re-ignite anger, which is just beginning to frad. abc's preeti arla is joining us this morning from washington. good morning, preeti. >> reporter: he is expected to be placed under house arrest. the situation could add fuel to the fire in a country seemingly on the brink of civil war. the death toll in egypt is staggering. now, fear of more tension. after two years in jail, waiting for a retrial, ex-president, hosni mubarak could walk out of jai
CBS
Aug 22, 2013 4:00am EDT
this big cake there. how many episodes when they fired washington? >> oh, that broke my heart. he ran his mouth too much. >> royal caribbean cruise. >> well, black people probably decline to go because after their first big boat ride. >> all right. >> well let's talk about who can't be outdone. bho rules the universe. >> after the concert in london the other night, spending like $2,000. they had 58 wings, 48 whole chickens -- >> i don't want to talk about fried chicken. >> this chicken is grilled. >> sometimes when we black folks start talking about chicken, our brow get wet. we just start looking greasy. see you talk about chicken, we just sign a little bit. there we go. it's natural. yeah. >> my whole staff at the golden corral. >> that is delicious, too. >> yeah on steak day. >> sure did. >> i forgot all about it. >> your stomach did forget. >> that's what we dishin' about. >> brooke complains a lot. >> about a lot of stuff. >> i am passionate. >> all the time. >> i have opinions. >> that's why we have creatively come up with the title, there's a bee in brooke's bonnet. what is bug
MSNBC
Aug 22, 2013 7:00am PDT
into these fiscal negotiations that are going to consume washington in the fall. he's trying to stake out a line and edge his way back into a conversation that he really needs to because he's at risk here of losing any control of his agenda going forward. >> well, "commentary" magazine has a headline asking is obama already a lame duck? and the real clear politics shows his approval rating has been dipping over the last year. liz, obviously this is always a difficult job. but you have all of this stuff going on. on top of the fact that you have a congress that has been very difficult to deal with. how does he move forward? >> well, i think you're starting to see him attempt to do just that. as chris said, you know, going out and using one of his strongest tools, which is taking the argument directly to americans. you know, he's trying to frame the debate on his own terms ahead of the fall where we're going to seal budget issues, immigration issues. i doubt the gun issue's going to come back despite what happened in georgia. but there's a lot of big legacy issues that he wants to
MSNBC
Aug 22, 2013 10:00am PDT
washington bureau and he said mother jones has withdrawn that sucks headline. joining me now for our daily fix to talk about this and political headlines, msnbc contributor and "the washington post's" chris cillizza and amy water, editor for the cook political report. it's so interesting that sorkin was talking last night. i wasn't there but i was reading the notes from the report from mother jones about the tendency of the media to hype up every fight between every politician and point exclamation points around it. here we have an example of it. he was using it, it seems to me, as an example of the way the journalistic discourse tends to hype up the politicians. >> aaron sorkin would know nothing about hyping anything up in washington. >> you're taking a shot now. >> i did not. >> did you just give a chris matthews ha? i think i heard one over there. >> i've been working on that. >> that was pretty good, chris. >> look, his stock and trade is making washington seem a heck of a lot more interesting than it often is. >> you are too -- i disagree with you. >> you think so. >> i think h
CSPAN
Aug 22, 2013 7:30pm EDT
sense the rabbi, if you will. am saturday's rabbi in washington or god father. tim tim mines i think timmons asked him to do this. >> host: bud went to prison. usually the story he tells us about the photograph of elvis in the oval office. here is another one that people my age will remember the lincoln memorial in the middle of the vietnam war. and to the lincoln memorial. couldn't have gotten two to three minute after he got there. went up the stairs to see what was going on and found him in discussion at the start ten to fifteen young people -- students woo come in from all over the east coast and the doctor was there and, you know, sanchez was there. i believe that was it. secret service agents. it was a scary time. they got up there while it was still dark. he spent about 45 minutes maybe longer talking to these students. i heard a lot of it. listened to it. wrote down some of it after it was over but basically it was a time when i was really, really afraid for his safety. and i know that later on that he had never seen the secret service quite so frightened. and he certainly go
FOX Business
Aug 21, 2013 10:00pm EDT
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CSPAN
Aug 22, 2013 6:00am EDT
can do better. there is political dysfunction in washington. politicians say, this is the best we can do. i think i would agree. i think getting rid of the loopholes, expenditures, bringing the -- rate down, identifying infrastructure spending, retraining the workforce, there are things we need to do. we need to make our country more competitive so that other people want to buy. >> is it safe to say that politics is the greatest impediment to growth? will the economy be held back? >> yes.[laughter] that is the biggest obstacle. the second one is the mindset. we grow up believing that finance was the next level of capitalism. that somehow, you better agriculture, manufacturing, services, and if you are really lucky, you can do finance. the description of my industry changed from financial services which is this notion that you served the real economy, to finance with the notion that your standalone. we need to realize that right now we don't have a financial service industry that supports the economy enough. there is a mindset issue. i agree with john and sheila that we have to go back
FOX News
Aug 22, 2013 11:00am EDT
people up for health insurance under the conversal law. molly henneberg live for us in washington with these details. molly? >> reporter: heather, planned parenthood applied for and received the grant money any, called a navigator grant, it is marked to help people learn and navigate through the obamacare health insurance exchanges. the but republicans say this is round-about way to get money to the largest abortion provider in the country. planned parenthood is unique to talk to young women and under obamacare. how the grant money will be used a spokesperson said, quote, these grants will enable local planned parenthood affiliates to help enroll in new, more offaffordable plans that cover preventative care, maternity care, emergency care. these have nothing to do with abortions and won't be used for abortion services. but republican lawmakers, tennessee representative diane black is not buying it. president obama promised that federal taxpayer dollars that fund obamacare would not two so abortion providers there is no way to verify with these grants to planned parenthood. >> money is
MSNBC
Aug 22, 2013 8:00am PDT
. manufacturing was leaving, jobs moving overseas. it's a struggle for a lot of folks. must be washington's highest priority. it's my highest priority. i've got to say it's not always washington's highest priority. because rather than keeping focus on a growing economy that creates good middle class jobs, you know, we've seen a faction of republicans in congress suggest that maybe america shouldn't pay its bills that have already been run up, that we should shut down government if they can't shut down obama care. you know, that won't grow our economy. they won't help our middle class. we can't afford in washington the usual circus of distractions and political posturing. we can't afford that right now. what we need is to build on the corner stones of what it means to be middle class in america. focus on that. a good job with good wages. a good education, a home of your own, affordable health care, a secure retirement. bread and butter pocketbook issues that you care about every single day. that you're thinking about every single day. and we've got to create more pathways in the middle class
SFGTV2
Aug 22, 2013 1:30pm PDT
washington and stockton. we generally support having four site stops. on this particular case we didn't feel it was safe because at the intersection and one bloke away there's 3 major construction projects that will be going on for several years. if the stop is on the far side it will create gridlock. we feel that further down the line open stockton that there was a variant to not eliminate parking but just to reduce the ladies and gentlemen of the jury, to two wired lanes we think that's a better solution. there's no need to pick a fight by removing parking. and finally we want again to caution that implementing transit signal priority technology can be both a good and bad thing. in chinatown over the last 36 years we found that we always try to reach a balance with the different uses. and if buses always get priority it would create gridlock again. thank you >> thank you. >> good afternoon i was given the privilege of speaking out of order so i'm not the person whose name appears after chin. i'm michael and i live on libl street. i'm an immigrant from the northeast coast. i had
Al Jazeera America
Aug 22, 2013 2:00am EDT
washington, d. washington, d.c.. >> bo xilai was once a rising star in the chinese communist party but today he goes on trial for corruption, bribery and abuse of power all tinged with a tail otale of murder. he plummet from the party elite. >> bo xilai last public appearance as a member of the communist party in march last year. his next should be as an accused criminal in a courtroom in a city that exemplifies a stunning fall from grace. he serve as mayor, and as china's commerce minister. the scandal that would bring him down came years later when he was party secretary of the southwestern city. in november 2011 the british businessman hey ward was found dead. bo xilai and his wife gu kailai, his death would be seen as murder after his police chief ran to a nearby consulate with an extraordinary account of hey ward's killing. gu kailai admitted to pointing heyward and was given a suspended death penalty. now bo xilai is being cleansed of his traces. >> you really don't have to look too hard to find ways that bo's ways are quietly being expunged from this city. people used to gather
PBS
Aug 21, 2013 6:30pm PDT
the press is sentenced to 35 years in prison. we will go live to washington. >> the un security council has started emergency consultations on the latest allegation of chemical weapon used in syria. it's not clear who launched the attack just outside damascus that coincides with a visit by human investigators looking into previous charges that such illegal weapons were used. >> syria authorities deny claims by opposition activists that they were behind the attack in which toxic gases are said to have killed at least 100 people. we have to warn you that this next report contains very distressing images. >> the assad regime has only officially agreed to allow investigators to inspect three sites for traces of chemical weapons, but there are now calls for them to also be given asset -- access to wear opposition groups say the regime carried out a massacre, allegedly deploying poison gas during an intense rocket and artillery barrage on wednesday. activists say hundreds of people were killed. some reports say more than 1000. this internet video allegedly shows the aftermath of the a
CSPAN
Aug 22, 2013 5:00pm EDT
anniversary of the march on washington. naacprs include a former activist. along with julian bond, the cofounder of the student nonviolent were knitting committee, and the reverend jesse jackson. but first, president obama from earlier today on education policy. this is about 40 minutes. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] >> hello, buffalo! hello, bulls! well, it is good to be back in buffalo, good to be back in the north. i want to begin by making sure we all thank silvana for the wonderful introduction. give her a big round of applause. her mom and dad are here somewhere. where are they? i know they're pretty proud. there they are right there. give mom and dad a big round of applause. a number of other people i want to acknowledge here -- first of all, our secretary of education, arne duncan, who's doing a great job. one of the finest governors in the country, your governor, andrew cuomo, is here. your outstanding mayor, brian higgins, is here. give him a big round of applause. what? >> the mayor is byron b
FOX News
Aug 21, 2013 8:00pm PDT
again tomorrow, i just put a special question on gretawire for you. good night from washington. and o'reilly is paid for. this. >> bill: the o'reilly factor is on. tonight. >> he is such an amazing person and i'm going to miss him forever. >> bill: another brutal, inexplicable crime, a 22-year-old australian gunned down in oklahoma by three teenagers because they say they were bored. there is much more to this story and we will have a factor investigation. >> we are saddened and disappointed in today's sentence. we continue to believe that brad's intentions were good and that he believed he was acting in the best interest of this country. >> bill: private bradley manning sentenced to 35 years in prison for espionage. wait until you hear the hidden parts of that sentence. >> oh. [ laughter ] >> that's a talented man right there. >> also tonight, a new study says that irresponsible drinking in america costing the country about $225 billion every year. we'll get to the bottom of that. caution, you are about to enter the no spin zone. the factor begins right now. >> bill: hi, i'm bill o
Al Jazeera America
Aug 21, 2013 8:00pm EDT
. the sentence hearing is underway in washington state. sergeant robert bales has pleaded guilty to the murders. today he faced more survivors. now to the case of army private bradley manning. he's responsible for the largest leak of classified information in american history. he was sentenced to 35 years in prison. the former surveillance analyst was arrested in 2010 for allegedly leaking more than 700,000 government documents to wikileaks. the judge convicted him of most of the charges in july, but he was found not guilty of aiding the enemy. manning will be credited for the three plus years he spent in custody. kimberly has hour report. >> reporter: private bradley manning walked into court to find out if he'll get his wish. at trial he said he wanted to go to college, get a degree, have a better relationship with his family. those goals now put on hold as he is sentenced to 35 years behind bars dishonorable disdischarge and loss of pay. manning was convicted of espionage and theft charges for this, making it possible for the world to read the secret thoughts of u.s. diplomats. he al
CSPAN
Aug 21, 2013 9:00pm EDT
more conversation coming up on c-span and c-span radio tomorrow morning. on washington journal, a preview of the president's 2 -- dave was to her, and with the cato institute, a report on the rising costs of social security disability insurance, and looking at the future of the lockheed martin lightning two strike fighter program, and then a senior contributor for defense on his article on what the nsa were charged probably looks like, all of that tomorrow morning beginning at 7:00 a.m. on c-span and c-span radio, and tomorrow, a two -- they bus to her, talking about college costs syracuse, newin york, that will be live on c- hall is backe town tomorrow night. we start at 7:00 30 eastern, and education will be the education will be the focus. we hope you join us tomorrow night for c-span townhall. >> season two of first ladies begins monday, september 9 with a look at the life of edith roosevelt. all this month, we show you encore presentations of season one. every weeknight at 9:00 p.m. eastern, tonight it is lucretia garfield. ♪ >> it's only in recent years that a lot of schol
Al Jazeera America
Aug 22, 2013 4:00pm EDT
use chemical weapons, but washington does not believe they have the means for chemical warfare. >> reporter: a day after hundreds of syrians including women and children, were killed or injured, a search among the dead for missing relatives. syrian opposition say more than 1300 people died after government forces used chemical weapons in a number of areas east and west of the capitol of damascus. but the shocking picture of the victims have brought swift international condemnation. the french government demanding some sort of action. >> if proven our position of france is there needs to be reaction. what does it mean? not soldiers in the field but condemnation, and i'm not going to be precise, of force. >> reporter: and germany in an act cooperatism. >> these reports are serious, and should they turn out to be true it would be a monstrosity. >> reporter: an emergency two-hour meeting of the united nations security council failed to produce an agreement on the best response. u.n. secretary general ban ki-moon called for a thorough investigation of incidents but ultimately it wou
Al Jazeera America
Aug 22, 2013 5:00pm EDT
of balancing economic and environmental priorities. you are watching "inside story" from washington. >>> welcome, i'll libby case us, right now 50 uncontained wildfires are raging across the country, and the government is about to deplete its annual firefighting budget before the season ends. the us forrest service warns this is the new normal in firefighting. so are there more effective twice fight fires and limit the danger? ♪ >> joining us to discuss the current state of wildfires and the rising costs of fighting them, is a specialist in wildlife education and changing climate, and senior fellow at the national center for policy analysis. but first the facts, the think tank head water economics has looked at how much money the federal government puts at managing wildfires. the biggest chunk goes to preparedness, $964 million, but putting out the fires is at $962 million. more than half a billion dollars goes to emergency funds, and another half a billion issing spent to reduce hazardous fuels. back in 1990, the average cost of wild fires was less than a billion dollars, now
Comedy Central
Aug 21, 2013 6:55pm PDT
quotes? >> i think that washington right now is a little short on some of the virtues and i'm not even the senior senator from rhode island but i want to do what i can to try to push a different debate into the discussion and to look back and see what people have said and done at some of the most important times in history, things that capture a particular piece of the human spirit. i think that adds a little bit of value. maybe only a little bit but you do what you can. >> stephen: do you think this is an important time in human history? >> i do. >> stephen: why is nothing happening then? (cheers and applause) if this is so important, why is nothing happening? (cheers and applause) >> because we're at a junction and the fight is where do we turn? what direction do we go? and pretty soon i think paralysis in washington is going to break. i think the grip of the tea party on the republican party is going to diminish. i think a more moderate republican is going to be able to a peer and we'll work together and move forward in to broad and summit uplands. >> stephen: rulely? how about
FOX News
Aug 22, 2013 10:00am PDT
whether washington should intervene. when the journalist ask if the president's comments on redline is time to act now this is how the administration reacted yesterday. >> i am not talking about redlines or debating red lines. i am not talking about red today. we have talked about that and litigated that and white house made announcements about that a couple of months ago, we are focusing on all reports and pushing for the un investigative time to have access. >> that is a state department spokeswoman after being pressed. we'll talk about retired lieutenant oliver north. >> what do you make of the response from the administration? >> it certainly locks like serum gas or nerve agents are the kinds of things that you are seeing in those who survived. there is no chemical analysis. but the united nation's team is requesting to recover this even and others over the last year since the redline comment was made. here's the problem, the fact that we have a president who said repeatedly in the past ad- libbed to the aides that there was a red line and moving and using chemical agents is a g
NBC
Aug 21, 2013 5:30pm PDT
for us, and there would be enormous consequences. >> reporter: but washington never backed up that threat, even after u.s. intelligence said in june that syria had used chemical weapons. inaction, rebels say, that embolden the syrian regime but now go much further. what was never supposed to happen again seems to be happening again and again. today's alleged atrocities took place just a few miles away from u.n. inspectors. they were denied access to the affected areas by the syrian government. the white house is demanding a full investigation. >> all right, richard. thank you. >>> bradley manning, the army private at the center of the wikileaks scandal has been sentenced to 35 years behind bars. the harshest punishment ever in the u.s. for leaking to the media. manning, a former intelligence analyst analyst, was found guilty last month of leaking hundreds of thousands of secret documents to wikileaks. he'll serve his time at the ft. leavenworth prison in kansas. with credit for good time served and good behavior, he could be out in seven years. >>> we're learning more tonight about
ABC
Aug 22, 2013 5:30am EDT
anniversary to the march on washington. a group of religious leaders are starting to moird kaid in birmingham today. they'll make several stops of historical significance to the civil rights movement. it'll end saturday with a march from the lincoln memorial to the martin luther king, jr. memorial in washington d.c. >>> your input is needed to help improve baltimore public pools. the city department of rec will be holding a series of public meetings in the next month. they want to hear from you. the first one is tonight at cold spring rec center on filmore street. the goal is to improve the quality of the facilities and find ways to help the pool system grow in our city. >>> and we want you to find some ways to save some cash. we're working for you this morning. starting today retrofit baltimore is issuing a challenge to neighborhoods to lower their energy bills. a certified energy auditor will do various tests such as cameras or smoke sticks to find leaks in the home. the auditor will then provide a report on what needs to be done to lower those homeowner energy bills. >>> two big
SFGTV2
Aug 22, 2013 12:00am PDT
leaders from the private and public sector, all of whom have traveled here from washington, dc from sacramento and all over the bay area. so thank you for being here today. we are grateful for an opportunity to come together with you to create schools and communities where young people are healthy and safe and feel welcome and they are allowed to learn and they are allowed to thrive. this day is devoted to help all of us deepen our understanding of this issue of the problem through data, through research, through anecdotes, to put real solutions in place, to comply with new state and draw laws on bullying and to measure our progress. it's a promise we want to join you in keeping to our children and our youth in california. some of you know that we started this summit yesterday with a screening of the documentary film, bully, to 3,000 students in san francisco from san francisco's public schools. the superintendent of schools you're going to hear from in a minute, he was there, i know ter theresa sparks was there, i was so proud of san francisco in being there because the superintend
CSPAN
Aug 22, 2013 10:00am EDT
have the greatest push of the washington leviathan, national common core education standards. so milton friedman -- whose birthday is next wednesday, by the way -- was the father of the school choice movement. the school choice movement came under the idea that educational opportunity, giving parents the ability to move their students, their children out of zip code-confined areas would allow competition and allow greater opportunity. we've seen in this the form of vouchers, tax credits and education savings accounts. but the biggest threat that has now hit us, the common core national standards, is, again, a washington leviathan idea that spending more money would equal more educational outcomes. we have not seen any of this since 1970, and the $4.3 billion of federal incentives in no child left behind waivers to states that signed on to the common core pushed by the obama administration are not likely to induce any kind of further be educational outcomes either. the threat to school choice is also at stake. we see sat and act standards being conformed to the common core nationa
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